Reviews and Problems with Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War: Soulstorm
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Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Soulstorm
The Gamers Temple
21 October 2008
Excerpt: The Warhammer Dawn of War series continues to spawn expansions, the latest being Soulstorm, and why shouldn't it? It has a great license, fast-paced and exciting gameplay, and some wonderfully diverse factions. Like several of the expansions before it, you do not need the original game to play Soulstorm, but you'll need to pick up the other games in the series if you'd like the opportunity to play as all of the available factions.
Conclusion: So now we come to the big question: should you spend your sorely-stretched gaming dollar on this latest expansion? If you are only a lukewarm fan of the series, there is little here that will excite you and you are best advised to await the inevitable arrival of Dawn of War 2. However, if you are a Dawn of War fanatic, then this is a worthwhile expansion. With the addition of Soulstorm, Dawn of War offers a fantastic nine races to satiate your 40K cravings.
Pros: The Sisters of Battle and the Dark Eldar have arrived; a larger campaign game with new maps, air units.
Cons: Bugs that await patching; air units are underwhelming; overall, little added to the series that will entice new players.
Excerpt: This standalone expansion returns gamers to the rich Warhammer 40,000 universe that introduces two new armies into this violent campaign which include the Dark Eldar and the Sisters of Battle. Throw in a variety of new units and vehicles, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Soulstorm is definitely one of the better titles in the series where fantasy meets technology.
Excerpt: Expansion packs are something of a dying phenomenon. They're still being released of course, but they were really born of an era before downloadable content packs, or even broadband Internet. Now that it's incredibly easy to distribute bits of new content, it doesn't make much sense to box something unless there's a major addition. In that sense it's remarkable that Dawn of War has had any expansion packs, much less a third one in the form of Iron Lore's Soulstorm .